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How To Document Your Car Accident With Photographs

After you’ve been in an accident, the best way to prove your claim is with documented evidence. One very valuable piece of evidence is photographic evidence. Photographs of the scene, the vehicles, and your injuries can prove your claims to be true. So after an accident, it is always a good idea to take photos. Here is a guide on what you should take pictures of to provide insurance companies with the evidence to prove your claim.

Before Anything Seek Medical Treatment

Before we begin, it’s important to state that if you or someone else has been severely injured, don’t worry about taking photographs of the accident. Call first responders and seek medical treatment. With the support of a good attorney, there are other ways to prove your claim. What’s truly important is that you and the other people involved in the accident are safe and getting the necessary medical care.

What To Take Pictures Of After An Accident

There are a lot of photographs that can help prove your case. It is always better to take more photographs than not enough, so don’t be shy. With today’s camera phones and digital cameras, you can take hundreds of photos. Take pictures of everything and anything that you think may be relevant to the case including:

● Accident Scene: Take general pictures of the accident scene from a distance. Take pictures from multiple angles. Try to take wide-angle shots that can show the whole area. Also, make sure to get a good picture of the weather conditions. Make sure to get pictures of the vehicles in relation to one another and get pictures of where the cars should have been driving.

● Road: Take pictures of the road itself. Take pictures of the lanes and any intersections. Make sure to get any debris or skid marks left from the vehicles. If there are any oil slicks, pools of water, or damaged concrete or gravel. Take pictures of any and all traffic signals like traffic lights, stop signs, or even construction signs.

● Property Damage: Take pictures of any property damage on the vehicle even small scratches and dings. If there are parts on the road, take pictures of those as well. You’ll also want to take pictures of any other property that has been damaged like street signs, trees, or guardrails.

● Injuries: Take pictures of your injuries immediately after the accident. It’s also a good idea to document how these injuries develop over time with photographic evidence. Do not take pictures of other injury victims. This can cause unnecessary legal complications in your case and is also a violation of privacy.

● Identifying Information: Take photos the license plates of all vehicles involved in the accident. Take photos of their insurance cards as this will be a helpful reference point when needed.

How Photographic Evidence Can Prove Your Claim

Photographic evidence is hard for insurance companies to counter. Your photographs can help prove liability and fault. They can also showcase the extent of the damages and help you get a fair settlement. Make sure the photographs have lots of details and context. Again, take as many as possible, you never know what will help.

To ensure that the evidence you collect after an accident gets you a fair settlement, you’ll need the help of an experienced accident attorney. The attorneys at, Goldman, Babboni, Fernandez, Murphy and Walsh have over a century of combined experience helping car accident victims prove their claims. We’ll help you gather all the evidence you need and pick the right photos to prove your claims.

During his time as a public attorney for the State of Florida, Bernard Walsh developed a passion for defending the legal rights of Florida's citizens. Having seen many people being taken advantage of after being injured and the financial harm that can cause for families he committed himself fully to helping injured clients get justice, by fighting to make greedy insurance companies pay what they owe.

How To Document Your Car Accident With Photographs

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